MCI, Contaminated Sponge Factory Producing Mattresses shut down

20 Apr 2015
Ten Thousand Counterfeit Items were confiscated
MCI continues its inspection campaigns and shut down a factory in Sulai quarter, east of Riyadh, involved in using contaminated waste sponge for producing mattresses and pillows. The old sponge is covered with a layer of clean sponge in order to cheat and deceive consumers, and it turned out that the materials used were not sterilized. Those responsible were summoned for investigation and taking the legal procedures against them.

MCI Inspectors monitored poor standard of cleanliness, as well as the plant was in a mess and disorder. The case had been referred to the Committee in charge of considering the industrial violations and imposing the legal penalties against violators. The said committee issued a verdict for closing the plant until taking corrective action, also confiscating all the quantities in violation, due to their harmful effects on the health and safety of consumers.

The total seized quantity amounted to 10,000 pieces of counterfeit spongy items: 1200 mattresses, 7700 pillows and more than 400 pieces of sponge ready for upholstery.

This comes within the follow-up and interest of MCI, to target all factories, plants and production lines in all regions of the Kingdom, in order to verify their conformity to the needed requirements, and to monitor any cases of abuse, manipulation and counterfeiting on the consumers.

MCI emphasizes that it will not tolerate in imposing the legal penalties on violators and those involved in fraud and manipulation, and calls on all the consumers to report their complaints and observations to the Notification Center in the Ministry through the toll-free number 1900.
Last Modified 26 Dec 2018